BTVI signs agreement with Canadian college
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute(BTVI)and Lakeland College in Alberta, Canada have signed an agreement allowing BTVI students to transfer credits and further their education at the Canadian institution.
The agreement signing took place yesterday at BTVI campus at Old Trail Road. Dr. Iva Dahl, manager/consultant at BTVI signed on behalf of BTVI. Mark Butler, associate dean of international and distance learning signed for Lakeland College. Minister of Education Desmond Bannister also signed the document.
“It is beneficial to students, as they will receive credits for courses completed at BTVI,”said Dr. Dahl.
She added that the areas in which BTVI students will be able to transfer credits and further their education are: business administration, trade and construction and electrical and renewable energy/solar paneling installation.
Dr. Dahl said that in 2009 she participated in an emerging leadership program sponsored by the Canadian government for college heads from the Americas and Caribbean in order to explore partnership opportunities between Canadian institutions and the participating countries. At that time a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Lakeland College and BTVI, resulting in the articulation agreement.
Butler said he was pleased that the partnership between Lakeland College and BTVI was reached. He added that BTVI students enrolled at Lakeland will also benefit from its ties with other Canadian institutions.
In addition to the articulation signing, BTVI’s registrar Julia Gay was also awarded a Canadian government grant to travel to Canada to explore commonalities between BTVI and other Canadian learning institutions in an effort to pursue other articulation agreements.